Sentence with Context:
There are dark murmurings afoot internationally: phrases are being used, signifying intervention in an impending disaster. Most particularly, “something must be done”, a phrase that should haunt the international community, is being bandied about: the needy of the world beware.
Down on the beach, “molly” is an insult bandied about by schoolchildren, and refers to those kids who, for reasons of sartorial self-neglect or simple, contemptible poverty, look as if their mothers have dressed them.
Meaning: Pass on or discuss (an idea or rumor) in a casual or uninformed way
Discuss, Circulate, Put about, Rumor, Disseminate, Communicate, Propagate, Promulgate, Announce, Publicize, Pass on
Conceal, Suppress, Hide, Bottle up, Repress, Suppress, Extirpate, Eradicate
Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?
Imagine yourself in a cool band where you pass on information to each other in a casual manner just like that. Remember the phrase “bandied about” thus: The band members bandied about many urban myths just for fun.
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